The condo board decided to do the "Put and Take" four times a year for one month each time....since it's my 'baby', I chose March, June, September and December.
I hit the jackpot with it in getting a 27" TV, combination DVD/VHS player and stand! BUT that meant a whole lot of rearranging of TVs in the condo including my living room - not just the furniture but also a lot of the miniatures. Also had to rearrange the miniatures to find a good home for the Christmas shop. And figure out exactly what I would be donating back to the put and take.
Then we had a potluck dinner tonight. Not a large turnout but great food and wonderful company.
I decided to have a bit of fun with a couple things that were in the "party favours" from Liz at Grandpa's Dollhouse. One of the goodies in the bag was a pair of plastic scissors:
that I'll turn into either a pair of kitchen shears, a pair of dressmaking shears or a pair of tin snips for the garage/shop (whatever you need):
Isn't that a great transformation!?!
Scissors that inexpensive aren't ordinarily 'working' in that they don't usually open and close. But these are jointed so you can separate the two pieces and paint them:
|Carefully separated the two pieces.|
|Painted the scissor blades silver with "Billy" silver nail polish.|
|Once the silver had dried, I painted the handles with red nail polish.|
As you can see above, I sometimes employ really weird/unusual holders/supports of items while the paint/nail polish dries. In this case, one of the pieces is held in the jaws of the binder clip while the other is supported on the end of a round toothpick and held through the end of the clip handle.
The red nail polish required two coats:
And, oh my goodness, (although goodness had nothing to do with it), when I added the second coat of red nail polish, I wasn't working over the clip board that I had worked over when I did the first coat.
You have to know where this is leading....
I look down and there is red nail polish all over the leg of my yoga pants...not a big deal in the whole scheme of things...these are old pants and it's not the end of the world. UNTIL I look down and there is red nail polish on the carpet. OH SH*T!
One of the other things that Liz included in our "party favour" bags was this great little saw:
The simplest thing to do with this is apply dimensional medium to the handle and give it a wood finish so you have a wood saw to put in your workshop/garage.
But the one thing I would love to do with this is make it into a decorative saw. (I actually thought I had one of these in my stash to show you but couldn't find it.)
I don't have the artistic ability to paint one of these but it would be so great to paint one with primer and paint a scene on that saw!